Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket at auction

The red and black leather Marc Laurent jacket Michael Jackson wore during his ground-breaking music 1983 video Thriller is up for auction with a starting bid of $200,000, but it’s expected to reach much more. Jackson autographed the jacket with “Love, Michael Jackson” and gave it to his costume designers, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. Much more Michael Jackson memorabilia will be up for grabs, including the wig Michael wore at his “This Is It” news conference in London, the mailbox from his last residence when he went into cardiac arrest, several fedoras and the beaded glove he wore at the American Music Awards. The items will be part of Julien’s Auctions Music Icons sale in Beverly Hills on June 25 and 26, which offers online bidding. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the jacket will go to the Shambala Preserve, a sanctuary that has been rescuing big cats since 1972 and where Jackson’s two Bengal tigers, Thriller and Sabu, have lived since 2006.

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  1. furney • June 7, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

    Pretty cool stuff.

  2. Germain • June 7, 2011 @ 12:14 PM

    I bet it’s full of kids fingerprints.

  3. C-Dub • June 7, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

    Germain!!!! lol holy crap that was nasty. I burst at my computer at work.

  4. L1feless • June 8, 2011 @ 8:39 AM

    Classic Germain! The kid did come forward and say that his parents put him up to it though…

  5. Germain • June 8, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    Couldn’t resist 🙂

  6. JEFF • June 8, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

    Only a smooth criminal would try and buy this jacket.

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    LOL Jeff! 🙂

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